22 May 2017

0220 | Photo | Soldatensender Belgrad



Soldiers' Radio Belgrade. German soldiers, members of the Propaganda Battalion South-East, empty another sack of mail from all over Europe on a desk in the Belgrade Radio's office. Thanks to the hit song "Lili Marleen" and the show "Young Belgrade Guard" (Der junge Belgrader Wachtposten), which connected the front and the fatherland, the Belgrade radio station quickly became favourite among German – and even Allied troops. Browsing through the pile of newly-arrived letters are female military auxiliaries (Helferinnen der Wehrmacht), so-called Blitz girls (Blitzmädel). They were nicknamed after the insignia of German signal units, a lightning (Blitz), which they wore on their uniforms (usually on a sleeve, tie and cap; the pictured girls wear it on their collars, instead of a tie).

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Homann.
Date: summer 1942.
Location: Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: National Archives, RG 242-JRP.

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Vojnički radio Beograd. Nemački vojnici, pripadnici Propagandnog bataljona Jugoistok, istresaju još jedan džak pošte iz čitave Evrope na sto u kancelariji beogradskog radija. Zahvaljujući hit-pesmi "Lili Marlen" i emisiji "Mladi beogradski stražar" (Der junge Belgrader Wachtposten), koja je spajala front i otadžbinu, beogradska radio-stanica je za kratko vreme postala omiljena među nemačkim – pa čak i savezničkim trupama. Po hrpi novopristiglih pisama prebiraju vojne pomoćnice (Helferinnen der Wehrmacht), tzv. blic-devojke (Blitzmädel). Nadimak su dobile po oznaci nemačkih jedinica veze, munji (Blitz), koju su nosile na svojim uniformama (obično na rukavu, kravati i kapi; devojke na slici je nose na kragni, umesto kravate).

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Homan.
Datum: leto 1942.
Mesto: Beograd, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: National Archives, RG 242-JRP.

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